First Arnova G4 release with the Arnova 97 G4 (RK3066, 9.7″ tablet)


The first device in the Arnova G4 product line has just been popped up on their website with the Arnova 97 G4. On the specifications department, there is nothing too exciting here, it’s just another 9.7″ screen tablet offering a relatively low 1024×768 resolution, dual core CPU running 1.6 GHz / quad-core GPU (we could assume it’s a Rockchip RK3066)
This tablet seems to be an update of the recent Arnova 90 G3 with some new features (HDMI output) and upgrades: faster CPU, more RAM, dual camera, 8 GB Storage.
No availability or price have been given, we could expect pricing around 140-150 euros making this Arnova 97 G4 a decent entry level 9.7″ Android tablet.


ARNOVA 97 G4 specifications

Tech Specs

Storage • Flash memory: 8 GB*
• Expandable via micro SDHC Slot up to 32 GB
Operating system • ANDROID™ 4.1 “Jelly Bean”
CPU • Dual-Core ARM Cortex™ A9 @ 1.6 GHz / Quad-Core Mali-400
Display • 9.7” capacitive multitouch screen 1024 x 768
Video playback1 • H.264 up to 1080p resolution – 30 fps MPEG-4 2 – 30 fps
• With the above codecs, the device can play video files with the following extensions: .avi .mp4 ,mkv, .mov, M2TS and .MPG
Audio Playback1 • MP3 , WAV (PCM/ADPCM), AAC 3 , AAC+ 5.13, OGG Vorbis, FLAC
Photo viewer3 • JPEG, BMP, GIF, PNG
Interfaces • 1x Micro USB host 2.0 to connect external devices
• Audio Jack 3.5mm
• Micro SD slot (SDHC compatible) Up to 32 GB
• HDMI output (Mini HDMI / HDMI cable sold separately)
Communication protocols • WiFi
Miscellaneous • built-in speaker
• Microphone
• G-sensor
• Front camera (2 MP) Back camera (2 MP)
Power source • Internal: Lithium Polymer battery
• 5V/2.5A Power Adapter
Dimensions & weight • 243.2 x 190 x 10.5 mm 700g
Compatibility • Microsoft® Windows® 7, Vista, XP, or higher and Windows Media Player 11
• Mac OS. X with Transfer Files application (not included)
• Linux with android MTP tool (not included)
Computer interface • 1x Micro USB 2.0 interface
Package includes • ARNOVA 97 G4, power adapter, USB cable, quick start guide (QSG)

As usual, Arnova gives us a product page with its share of typos, inaccuracies and other marvels.